NEW DELHI — With the Food Safety and Drug Administration (FDA) in Uttar Pradesh ordering Nestle India to recall a batch of Maggi noodles from shops across the country, several bachelors, hostel-dwellers and young cooks have become despondent.
A lot of people will have to strike out "cooking" from their skill set. #maggiban— Soham (@rushingquark) May 20, 2015
Maggi banned, so half the country who thought they could cook will face out the harsh reality. #MaggiBan— Sabrish. (@sabbytical) May 20, 2015
A group of Indian hostelers have threatened to leave India if Maggi is banned.May 20, 2015
According to a report, this particular batch of Maggi Noodles had a high lead content -- almost 17.2 parts per million (ppm) -- nearly seven times the permissible limit. In fact, scientists also found high levels of added monosodium glutamate (MSG), a taste enhancer, in the noodles.
If you're eating Maggi for nutrition maybe you should just not ever eat ever— Rohan (@mojorojo) May 20, 2015
I eat Maggi because:
1) I'm drunk and
2) I know it's terrible
3) Which makes it amazing— Rohan (@mojorojo) May 20, 2015
"Maggi instant noodles contained dangerous amount of lead and MSG. We had to immediately issue orders against the company," DG Srivastava, deputy inspector general of the FDA in Lucknow, told Reuters.
The social media, of course, had its own views.
Maggi has excess MSG? I have visual proof. See for yourself. pic.twitter.com/IBBf3V1pUG— Karthik Srinivasan (@beastoftraal) May 18, 2015
Residents of Twitternation imagined how their life would change FOREVER, if Maggi was to be banned.
My only problem with Maggi Noodles is that they always made us believe that it can be made in just 2 minutes.— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) May 20, 2015
Wife banned Maggi long ago for daughter as lead can damage brain. But she lets me have it -she says my brain is already irreparably damaged— The Bad Doctor (@doctoratlarge) May 20, 2015
But if someone wants to score some Maggi, you know where to go.
i have some stash if anyone wants to score. #maggi— Surekha Pillai (@surekhapillai) May 21, 2015
Wellwishers have hoped Maggi would emerge stronger after this harrowing ordeal.